THE official distributor for Kia vehicles in Malaysia, Naza Kia Malaysia Sdn Bhd, is set to launch the new Grand Carnival before the end of the first quarter of 2017.
The launch is set to make a bold entrance into the MPV market segment and will also spearhead and set the tone and direction of Naza Kia Malaysia’s sales for 2017.
“Despite 2016 being a challenging year for Kia in Malaysia, we managed to contain a better percentage than the national total industry volume’s negative growth.
“For 2017, we have forecasted our sales volume to increase by 25% and the Grand Carnival will play a pivotal role in achieving this target,” said Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd automotive group chief operating officer Datuk Samson Anand George.
The Grand Carnival will see improvements in design and styling, inside and out.
It is fitted with quality materials such as leather seats, power sliding door and tailgate, third-row passenger easy access system (one-touch standing second row seats), push start button, HID head lamps with Daytime Running Lights and improved safety features including six airbags, electronic stability control and hill-start assist system.
A key feature of the Grand Carnival is its use of space in the interior.
This eight-seater MPV offers supreme comfort and generous legroom with ample luggage space, even with eight adults on board.
This 2.2 litre CRDi variable geometry turbo-charged diesel engine provides 190 horsepower with 440Nm of torque, answering the calls for a powerful, yet economical, people mover.
Some of the accolades of the Grand Carnival are the JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) award, Top Safety Pick from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors award.
The MPV has also been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority ANCAP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Naza Kia Malaysia has opened bookings for the Grand Carnival at all Naza Kia outlets in peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.